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Author Jones, Loyal, 1928-

Title Minstrel of the Appalachians : the Story of Bascom Lamar Lunsford.

Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©1984.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (266 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; 1. Mountain Bred; 2. Personal and Vocational Ventures; 3. The Real Calling; 4. Fulfillment; 5. Mostly Personal; 6. Bouquets and Arrows; Bibliography; Appendices; A Lunsford Sampler.
Summary It is said that Bascom Lamar Lunsford would ""cross hell on a rotten rail to get a folk song""--His Southern highlands folk-song compilations now constitute one of the largest collections of its kind in the Library of Congress -- but he did much more than acquire songs. He preserved and promoted the Appalachian mountain tradition for generations of people, founding in 1928 the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville, North Carolina, an annual event that has shaped America's festival movement. Loyal Jones pens a lively biography of a man considered to be Appalachian music royalty. He al.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Lunsford, Bascom Lamar, 1882-1973.
Folk singers -- Appalachian Region, Southern -- Biography.
Folk music -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Folk songs, English -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780813148823 (electronic bk.)
0813148820 (electronic bk.)